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    September 6, 2010
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time flew buy. here's to 40 more. >> good morning, everybody. it's monday, september 6, 2010. president obama is hitting the road to sell his plan on the economy. he's doing at a big union rally? shouldn't he worrying about the americans who don't have a job? live report coming up. >> they're already trying to build a nuclear weapon. now, new evidence that iran is paying taliban militants to murder american soldiers serving overseas. and hero sheriff's deputies caught on tape putting their lives at risk. look at this. diving into the fire to rescue a trapped driver. "fox & friends" begins right now on this labor day.
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>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us on this labor day. in honor of the holiday, you decided to come in and work, fill in for gretchen carlson. >> and we decided to come in and use our last white suits on labor day. >> i noticed that. >> to remind you of steve doocy's seersucker and i'm sporting the gray. after this, we could not do this. >> you could do that all year long. >> really? i was trying to catch up with you in your white. >> this will go away for a year. we're honoring the american worker today. >> aren't you happy to have a job? >> yeah, as many folks are dealing with hard times. president obama will be heading to milwaukee today, he'll be there about creating jobs and boosting the economy this morning. one of the three profile events that the president will attend this week. kelly wright is in washington this morning with a preview of the president's busy week.
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good morning, kelly. >> clayton, good morning to you. big week, as you said. a week ago, president obama stood in the rose garden at the white house and announced he and his economic team would be looking at all possibilities to boost the economy. he also chided republicans stating they were holding a new economic bill hostage. so on this labor day, the president will again state his case even more especially with the economy still in the slump and unemployment at 9.6%. first to milwaukee for labor day and then to cleveland on wednesday where he'll lay out his new plan in new detail. aides confirmed today the president will propose a permanent extension of a popular tax credit. that's a break for business research done in the u.s. aides say it will be paid for by closing other corporate tax breaks and also under consideration by the obama white house is an extension of hiring incentives and a payroll tax holiday. we had reaction to obama's latest proposal from both parties this morning.
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actually on "fox news sunday." >> my reaction is that we always like to see a deathbed conversions but the fact is if we would have done this kind of thing nearly a couple of years ago, we'd be in a lot better shape. >> here's why i'd arc ygue that that. you'd call it a deathbed conversion if the president had not been doing targeted tax credits to help small businesses from the first day he was in office. so there will be eight tax cuts already that have helped small businesses. >> all right. so you're seeing the political landscape of the argument being heated up for the midterms. president obama meantime has proposed making the r&d tax credit permanent before and his budget plan earlier this year. now, there's plenty of bipartisan support for the $100 billion idea. supporters say the tax credit creates high wage american jobs. the challenge is how to pay for it. aides say president obama will ask congress to close corporate tax breaks for multinational
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corporations and oil and gas companies and on wednesday, the president travels to cleveland to unveil his new jobs blan. -- plan. >> that quote he said about creating high wage american jobs is from the chamber of commerce that's very much battled with the obama administration so they are in favor of this research and development credit but this is something that's been going on since 1981, extended 13 times. i don't think it's enough to turn the economy around by any means. but we hope it will. >> perhaps a little bonus. this morning because it's labor day, we decided to run down the numbers for you this morning and get a labor day fact check so these are the real numbers this morning from the bureau of labor statistics. and we look at the current state of affairs in the united states as it relates to labor. look at the screen this morning. nearly 10% of americans are unemployed this morning. that is a record. near 20% have given up looking for a job all together and then this u-6 rate, this is a really important number. what this does is in july, it was 16.8%.
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but this number is so important because it includes unemployed. plus it includes people working freelance, part time, etc. and it also includes people who are concerned about their jobs sort of lumped into this whole thing where they're sort of marginally on the side. they may work one day a week, they may come back and be involved in the work force in some capacity. >> it went up more than the unemployment rate. some call this the underutilization employment mark because people are not utilized enough. it went up more so than the unemployment number. >> 40% of people out there with jobs are concerned and there's also a new high of 1.2 million disgruntled, discouraged workers out there. that's up from 800,000 last year. >> wish you had some better numbers on this labor day. here's the numbers on manufacturing again as we try to honor the american workers. here are the grim numbers there. 11.7 million work in manufacturing down from 17.3
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million a decade ago. that's the lowest since april 1941. >> which is unbelievable if you think about the start of world war ii at that point. under 11.7 million from august 9th through april 10th and we have now more work in the hospitality sector which is, you know, good news and there was some glimmer of hope in the construction sector out of all those numbers. that's what the president is trying to hit on this week. some positive numbers in the construction jobs but all these other sectors dealing with rollbacks. >> that's a huge week, as you said, for the president to try to lay out some things that might turn the economy around and that he hopes might give him a political bounce ahead of the november midterms, not clear if he can do either one at this point. what else is going on? >> let's get the headlines. here's what's happened overnoit and what's going on. at least 17 people have been killed by a homicide bombing in pakistan. authorities say the bomber detonated a car behind a police
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station in northwest pakistan. police say four children going to school are among the dead. taliban is claiming responsibility. deadly fighting claims another american life in afghanistan. nato says the u.s. service member was killed during heavy fighting in the eastern part of the country. that brings the u.s. death toll to five for this month alone. more than 220 american troops have died in afghanistan over the past three months and fox weather alert for you, tropical storm warning issued for the coast of southern technicxas. the tropical storm strengthened overnight into trop skal storm hermine. the storm is not expected to develop into a hurricane. janice dean will be here later on this morning to update us on that situation. some encouraging news for the 33 trapped miners in chile. they could be rescued as early as november. workers will begin drilling a third wider shaft by september 18th.
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the men have been stuck 2300 feet below the ground for one month. for the first time over the weekend, the miners and their families got a chance to talk to each other by video teleconference. steven slater, famous ex-flight attendant now insisting he wasn't fired but instead quit his job. the declaration comes after the airline confirms slater was no longer with the company. the 38-year-old made a dramatic exit from the flight last month insulting passengers over the loudspeaker before grabbing some beer and sliding down the emergency chute. he still faces several criminal charges and a lot of support on facebook still. >> oh, man, don't tell me he won't get a reality show. >> i think there's one in the works. he'll talk to people about how they can quit their jobs creatively. i don't know. >> on this labor day, mind you. >> people really want to hear. >> there's the guy. you mentioned he's glth a lot of support on facebook. he's the kind of guy, if he were a child at this point, his
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parents would ground him and take away his facebook. >> he's not a child. here's a new story out this morning and a study focusing on what parents are doing these days to ground kids because it's not enough to say hey, you know what? like my kid, you're grounded. my parents used to say to me if i got in trouble, i'm inside for a week. i'd look outside my window and see my friends playing basketball. >> wasn't that heaven for you? staying inside with your computer and your chessboard? >> and nintendo entertainment system at the time. >> my chessboard. shut up! >> sorry. we digress. back in the day you'd say you can't go outside and play with your friends. now, parents are using the power of the computer, pulling the plug and saying you can't go on facebook. you can't use your computer or x box. >> and they take away the cell phone. a survey said 62% of parents that actually punished their kids by taking away the cell phone and one thing i didn't realize is parents are actually controlling their kids' facebook account so they just changed the password now to keep them off it
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for a couple of weeks so i guess they had the password to begin with. that's the threat now. >> i wonder if they allow their kids to make one last status update. tonig don't contact me, i'm grounded. >> i'm sure they would, right? in this digital age, kids respond so quickly. i mean, they're texting instantly. that's why we've come from this generation now where we expect immediate answers for things so suddenly if a kid goes off the map for a week, you're like has billy died? what's going on with billy? >> that's the punishment, you know. >> this story in "the washington post" today, talks about a kid who was getting bad grades and was getting some d's and some f's, took away the cell phone and the facebook and turned the grades around. that is the clear threat to kids these days. taking them off line. disconnecting them. not grounding them. >> would you survive? would you guys survive? >> it would be a blessing. if someone said you can't be on -- >> it would be tough. you mentioned parents being able to check their kids' face book page by having the password, did
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you hear that facebook announced a new application you can see who is spying on your page whether it's your boyfriend or someone hacking into your account and you can log them off from any other computer. look into that kids. >> let us know what you would do in this day and age. are you grounding your kids by taking away their computer. talk about that coming up. >> coming up on the show, iran may not have a nuclear weapon yet but new information shows they may be putting a bounty on american soldiers' heads by paying the taliban. >> and heroes sheriff's deputies caught on tape putting their lives at risk. diving into this fire to rescue a trapped driver. i'll show you that. >> and sarah palin's nosey neighbor packs his bags but the former governor's headaches aren't over yet. tell you what he's planning next. ♪
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>> welcome back to "fox & friends" this morning. shocking information to share this morning. a new report says iranian companies stationed in afghanistan's capital are secretly paying the taliban militants to kill american soldiers. joining us now is the president for the foundation of the defense of democracies is cliff may. he's joining us this morning. nice to see you. >> thank you, clayton. >> this is a shocking report. why is iran backing the taliban? and when did we learn about this? >> well, there's a new report from "the sunday times of london" about this saying as you explained that the taliban is taking money from iranian companies based in afghanistan. that money is going as a sort of bounty for the killing of americans. there's a lot of things that are distressing about this. one is that, well, we have confirmation yet again which i'm afraid we're going to ignore that the iranian mullahs do indeed collaborate against the
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united states with the taliban and the taliban is part of the al-qaida network. secondly, where do you think the money is coming from for these companies in iran that are paying the taliban? coming from foreign donors like us for reconstruction aid. so we're essentially paying the taliban to kill our own soldiers. >> where is the system of checks and balances here? so you say the united states and through -- through contractors and such, money funneling into afghanistan for rebuilding efforts, for collaboration with some of these tribal elders in there, that same amount of money is somehow being funneled through iran back to the taliban used to killing americans soldiers. >> yeah, the iranians set up a company in afghanistan. some of the foreign aid goes to those companies to help for reconstruction efforts, the profits they make go to the taliban. taliban uses that money to kill americans often. it's a very specific bounty. say $1,000 to kill a soldier. maybe $6,000 for a very expensive vehicle. one of the things that i think is very important to say about
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this is if we -- since we now know and by the way, it's not the first time. if we now know for sure that we have iran, again collaborating with the taliban and by inference, al-qaida, what does that mean if and when iran gets nuclear weapons? the common goal of iran, the taliban and al-qaida is to defeat america and to kill americans. we have to understand that and that means a lot in terms of what weapons possess. >> what is president obama to do? to clamp on, we've had sanctions on iran for many, many years. what should the white house do about this? >> iran needs to be held to account. the united nations sanctions weren't much but we have american sanctions that congress has passed. what obama hasn't yet done is enforced them in a very serious fashion. he should also be talking about this. he should be saying to the american -- to americans and others, we know that iran is collaborating with our enemies and afghanistan and we're not going to stand for that. and he should be warning the
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iranians and holding them to account on that score and there have to be consequences. the iranians, also, clayton facilitated the killing of americans in iraq and we never did anything about that. we also know that khobar towers in 1996 was bombed. guess what? this appears to be a collaboration between al-qaida and the iranians. it's time to stop talking about overseas contingency operations and realize that we have a very real war against a number of enemies. >> cliff may, appreciate you joining us this morning and shedding some light on this shocking report. thanks. >> thank you. >> coming up on the show, should democrats get a second chance to fix the economy? as frustration grows over the white house policies, republicans says they have a better plan, fair and balanced debate is next on that. plus the dancing dog that's taken the internet by storm. wait until you hear how its owner taught the pooch these great moves. [ male announcer ] the financial headlines
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>> welcome back. it's 6:22 a.m. on the east coast. seven people including three children are safe this morning after their boat sank off the coast of charleston, south carolina. they were stranded in the water for 20 hours. coast guard officials searched through the night by helicopter. the boaters were finally pulled to safety six hours later. google is the subject of an antitrust probe. the texas attorney general is investigating after getting complaints from three companies that google has been burying their search results because of their competitors. google denies the accusations. and accuses the company of having ties to rival microsoft. now, let's toss it over to dave. >> thanks. the november midterm elections are less than 60 days away now
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and both republicans and democrats are pointing fingers when it comes to the economy and now, unions that support president obama are joining the blame bush game. >> for eight years, we got worked over by the bush administration and now we have an administration that's working with us instead so there's some hope. the foundation has been built. we've reigned in wall street and done something to control health care, we've started the process. >> but a recent "usa today" gallup poll shows more americans think president obama deserving more of the blame for a struggling economy. so which party actually has a better plan? joining us for a fair and balanced debate, the policy director and chief of international economist of the afl-cio and vincent who is labor policy counsel at the competitive enterprise institute and former member of the labor department in the bush administration. good morning to both of you.
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democrats have been in control for four years including an overwhelming majority in 2008, passed nearly a trillion dollars in stimulus spending and we're stuck on 9.6% unemployment. is it fair to blame the bush administration for the current economic mess? >> in fact, they inherited a pretty deep dish -- pretty deep problem from president bush and i think they're doing the best they can. they've faced a lot of obstructionism from the republicans in congress who voted no repeatedly on jobs bills, on ininfrastructure, on state and local aid, on small business aid. so they've had a real -- a very heavy thing but, of course, the democrats have to take some responsibility and i think they are taking that responsibility and i think they're showing a lot of leadership to try to get the economy out of the deep ditch that it's in. they inherited a trillion dollar budget deficit from george w. bush and in eight years in office, president bush lost jobs and saw a decline in median family income, one of the worst economic presidents in this century. >> vincent, the main charge by
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the democrats you just heard is that the republicans are obstructionists and the party of no without solutions. how do you counter that? >> well, listen, it's 19 months into the obama administration and i say happy labor day. for 15 million americans, it's anything but. the obama administration through consistent economic policies, demagoguing business, great uncertainty in the economy is driving business away and driving jobs now. i got some numbers for you. 7.4% was the unemployment rate when president bush left office. it's now 9.6%. a more telling number is the people that were unemployed for 27 or more weeks under president clinton was a little over two million. now it's over six million. how can this be bush's fault when obama has been in place for 19 months. yet these numbers keep escalating. the president of the afl-cio
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says that they're working, this administration is working with them. you know what working with them translates into? giving unions bailout after bailout, funneling money to them. it's a pure payback. that's what working with them means. it's absolutely hilarious that today, obama is speaking to union members out in milwaukee. it was milwaukee teachers union who let over 400 of their members to be fired because they didn't want to capitulate for co-pays and increase in their benefits to bring it into parity with the private sector. >> now, here we are, labor day, we've got the big speech today and new economic policy unveiled on wen on wednesday. no stimulus spending is going to pass through the house and the senate. what do the democrats do to try to get this thing moving and maybe score a political point or two? >> i think the democrats will do what they're doing is put forward a clear, comprehensive jobs program and to ask the republicans to support them, to work together. so we can come together as a
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nation so they've put forward infrastructure bills to rebuild our bridges, our schools, our highways, our electronics, our communications system. they're putting forward bills for -- to keep teachers and police and firefighters in their jobs for state and local aid to extend unemployment insurance and so they're gonna keep on doing what they've been doing to have some aid for small business, tax relief for small business. i think the democrats are doing exactly what's right. what they need is cooperation from the republican party and not so much obstructionism. >> got to run. bills will be taken up next week when the house and senate return from vacation. thank you very much for being here. appreciate it. >> happy labor day. >> to you. >> coming up, candidates are breaking spending records leading into the november elections and a lot of those ads filling the airwaves this weekend. who is getting the most bang for their buck? incredible pictures, a driver trapped into car that burst into flames. who came to the rescue in the nick of time? can cool gadgets guarantee good grades?
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>> welcome back to "fox & friends" this morning. it is your shot of the morning.
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"dancing with the stars" has gone to the dogs. this golden retriever named carrie doing the merange with her owner in chile. she didn't need treats to train her. just love and affection. >> how outstanding. is that digitally altered? you're our guru there. i think that's real. >> maybe they can digitally alter my dancing. >> both of us could use that help. >> a salsa dog on you tube. great stuff on you tube, i'll tell you. all right. here's other headlines, what's happening overnight and what's going on right now. u.s. troops engage in a major firefight in baghdad days after the official end of combat operations there. at least 12 people were killed. there were no u.s. casualties. the troops were based at a compound to train iraqis when militants stormed the building and opened fire. under an agreement, the u.s. forces can still open fire if iraqis call for their help. mexican authorities hope a third survivor of a massacre that left
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72 people dead in mexico could help in the investigation of the crime. officials say the victim may help identify those who carried out the attack. the group of central and south american migrants were allegedly abducted and held at a ranch in a border town. they are investigating whether members of a drug cartel were responsible for the deaths. wind, rain and aftershocks are hampering cleanup efforts today in christchurch, new zealand. power outages and flooding forcing many out of their homes. occur tube has been extended for two more days. the 7.1 earthquake damaged at least 100,000 homes and luckily, no one was killed there. sarah palin's temporary neighbor, author, rather, joe mcguiness is packing his bags and he'll soon leave alaska for his home in massachusetts to write a book on the former governor. he's been doing research for the
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book in wasilla over the past three months. the palins put up an eight foot fence upon his arrival so they couldn't see into their property. despite moving next door, spying was never a part of his research. and some other quick headlines for you, dramatic video from interstate 75 in georgia as the car explodes into a fireball. and three sheriff's deputies risk their lives to get the man out. the deputies were eventually able to bust the windows and pull the victim free. he has some burns but should be ok. let's toss it over to dave now for some sports news. >> thanks so much, courtney. another fantastic finish in college football from what's been an amazing opening weekend. tulsa visiting east carolina. late fourth quarter, watch this one. few seconds left, east carolina down when dominique davis hauls that one in. the hail mary is answered. justin jones is a monster, pirates win it on the final few
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ticks. tough loss for the golden hurricanes. 51-49. it's been a stalemate that's lasted seven months but now finally cornerback derell reavis of the new york jets coming back to work on labor day fittingly. new deal, four years $46 million reported $32 it million guaranteed. the holdout came as they flew down to his home to make their best pitch before the season begins next week. jets looking to get back to the super bowl for the first time in 42 years. in auto racing, sprint cup race in atlanta, it was a night race. tough night for greg bissell as well. he gets bumped by ryan newman and loses control. check out all the smoke there. he'll be ok, though. car needs a few repairs. tony stewart taking the checkered flag to capture his first victory of the season, said it was one of the biggest wins of his career and a good night there at the atlanta motor speedway. let's go outside to courtney who
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is doing some cooking on this labor day. hey, court? >> i'm hoping to have a barbecue later on this afternoon and great scott has a great recipe because what should -- what should we make and why did you choose this fabulous party bean salad? >> we're gonna take, courtney, the labor out of labor day. first of all, happy labor day to everyone. today, i have such an easy recipe. it's so versatile. after you use it as a dip with chips, we can put it on the side to grill chicken or with salad. here in this bowl, court, i have diced avocado. i'm going to put some tomato, some diced red onion. some strained and rinsed canned black beans, very easy, some corn. drained. and then some red pepper. >> this is pretty healthy. >> oh, it's very healthy and again, it's an alternative to a salsa that could be used as a dip. >> you can eat it by itself. >> you can or, again, with the grilled chicken for dinner.
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so here, we'll add some cumin. we have a little citrus. in this case it's going to be lime juice. then we have our vinegar, a little red wine vinegar. and some olive oil. so that's it. really easy. very healthy, as you said, and very versatile. >> you don't have to have all the ingredients. >> no, you can mix and match. this is my idea but it's really what you have in your cupboard. it's so many different recipes that everyone has at home that they just don't know. so this is just a template, a foundation to really explore and use anything really that you have that you like and goes well and now we stir it up. and you could taste that for me. now, anything with beans kind of scared me. >> should i take bean-o? >> do you have to be worried about that? >> no, not at all.
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you have the onions and you have the corn. i like to put cilantro. we have a dog here, you know, just like in the backyard, right? >> exactly. >> a little cilantro but some people don't like that. so it's up to you. it's also subjective. and that's it. and again, like at night, if you are doing a grilled chicken, this can go on the side of it, you know, or could just be used as a salad. on top of iceberg lettuce or anything. >> how's your new restaurant? >> it's going well, yes, we're happy to get into the fall. it's the tavern in new jersey and we'd like you to come out and everybody else. >> well, have a great labor day. >> you, too. >> let's toss it in for some back-to-school gadgets with clayton and dave. >> labor day officially marks the unofficial end of summer sadly enough. that means dave and i can't wear these bright suits anymore and it means kids are heading back to school, most of them tomorrow morning. i have some gadgets that will make any teen hit the books a little easier. middle school and high school
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kids. >> huge into the gadgets. >> you know what? these aren't gadgets for kids to play games while they're sitting there ignoring the teacher. these are gadgets that will connect the kids with their other friends but also connect with the family at home. >> and also play some games. >> and also play some games. here's the first one, dave, we spend so much money on the smart phones these days. this is a perfect messaging phone for middle school kids if you're thinking about getting a phone. this is the samsung smile. it's only $20 with the contract from t mobile. >> $20. >> it's a perfect messaging phone. you can jump on the web with the web to go feature. it has this slideout keyboard, full keyboard and most of the things that kids are doing these days is text messaging. perfect text messaging phone so kids know exactly where their kids are. where are you? i gave you that phone, you better text me right back. >> most parents are paying 10 times that for the smartphones kids have right now. >> middle school kid is moving away from a desktop computer. they want to get their hands on a laptop but don't want to spend a chunk of change on a pricey
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laptop. you know how kids are. they're going to drop these things and throw them in the backpack. >> you talked about with cell phones, all they do is text and with computers, all they do is on the internet. that's all you need. >> that's right. you don't even need a d.v.d. player in one of these things. this is a great netbook. you've made them fantastic. this is the newest eee pc. it's really thin. look at how tiny this thing is. >> the whole size of it is about the size of a hand. >> pretty light, too. >> that will fit in your purse. >> you can throw that in your backpack. if my purse, i just caught that. it's a man bag. check that out. it's running windows 7. really great price. amazon kindle has their brand new line of kindles out. they have the d.x. out and their brand new mini version of the kindle. super fast, page turns. they've improved a lot of things on the kindle and especially the price. they've dropped the price on the mini version down to $139 for the wi-fi. look at how thin this sing is,
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too. >> some of the problems with the original kindles, contrast, letters don't stick out a whole lot. this looks different. >> yeah, they've improved the contrast ratio on the screen so kids reading textbooks you can throw all your textbooks and it's really super easy to read the text now on the kindle. i would encourage -- this is still the best e reader on the market and finally, last laptop here for high school kids if you're thinking about upgrading if a netbook and you want to build a little bit more power, this is the dell inspiron. great, great laptop. they've made a great line of laptops for years. dell has done something great with this. the price $550. 320 gig hard drive, you can throw tons of music on here. you can carry all of your files and it has a full keyboard, too. >> biggest difference is more memory, more speed. >> more speed, more memory, bigger keyboard and the price -- >> still $500. >> that's how cheap computers are now. check that out. that's the dell inspiron laptop.
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>> welcome back to "fox & friends." with less than two months before the midterm elections, politicians are dropping lots of cash on new ads to try to help them get votes. how effective will these ads be? >> let's ask the chair of the department of political science at vanderbilt university and co-director at the center for the study of democratic institutions, dr. john gear. good to see you this morning, sir. >> good to be here. >> well, it is incredible to see the spending up $100 million from this point in 2006. 48 democrats are already running ads at labor day. that is way up from previous years. is all this spending registering with the voters? is it having some impact? >> well, it's having some impact. i mean, you can't overstate it
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because the people really isn't necessarily tuned in but we have a competitive political process and the control of congress is at stake and so you're gonna see a lot of ads and lot more ads over the coming weeks and months. >> are you seeing the ads become harsher especially in nevada, they're really mean. >> as we approach november, we'll see harsher and harsher ads. that's part of the pros. there's big stakes in this country and people have dbig disagreements. one way to inform them is to be pointed. i don't think that's bad thing at all. >> let's get into a couple of specific ads and get your take on them. this one you might called mumbo jumbo. >> my decision to run for the united states as a candidate without affiliation. >> my change in party will
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enable me to be re-elected. >> ok. now that is catchy. that is maybe a dance tune but down there in the state of florida, i guess i'm coming away wondering who it was for, how effective this might be. what do you think of the ad we just saw? >> i mean, it's a fair ad in the sense that he's changed parties so to speak and running as an independent. i'm not sure mentioning the senator from pennsylvania, specter works very well but don't forget that one of the audiences here for ads isn't just the public. it's also folks like you. that is members of the journalistic community because they want coverage of these ads. they want discussion. so if you can make him flip-flop on party and issue that helps his opponents. >> let's look at john hirkenlooper's ad, the mayor of denver running for the governor's race in colorado. let's check this out. >> i guess i'm not a very good politician because i can't stand negative ads. every time i see one, i feel like i need to take a shower.
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and you see a lot of them. with all the challenges we face, colorado needs a governor who brings people together. to create jobs and cut government spending. that's why i won't run negative ads. pitting one group against another or one part of colorado against another doesn't help anyone. and besides, we need the water! >> we're seeing this candidate stay more positive. do you think this is a good strategy? >> well, i think it's really an interesting ad. it's interesting because of the shower theme and it's also nice because he's wearing different outfits trying to pick to different parts of the state and a little comment about the water is clever as well. the problem is that if indeed the campaign gets really heated which it may and he's saying he's not going to run negative ads, he has to then flip-flop and say the ad i'm running isn't negative but raising doubts about my opponent or whatever. so it's clever but it potentially puts him in a box down the road that he may not want to be in. >> his opponent is struggling.
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so he's in good shape right now. thanks so much, john gear, for being here. we appreciate -- this is a big, big, big look at these ads coming up. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> all right. well, if your city leaders don't like your house, should they be able to tear it down? it happened to our next guest and she'll explain why and how others could be at risk. >> then should sex offenders be banned from halloween trick or treat? one city says no! instead, they're relying on the honor system. is this a good idea? we report, you decide. next. me neither.
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the day is christina aguillera. the winner of our question is michael from california. congratulations. i'm curious why you knew that. >> well, if your city leaders don't like your house, should they be able to tear it down? residents of montgomery, alabama, say the city is demolishing blighted property and selling it to land developers for higher end projects. city officials insist they're not side stepping the eminent domain law. joining me now is eminent domain victim karen jones. good morning to you. thank you for sharing your story with us this morning. >> good morning, happy labor day. >> happy labor day to you as well. what happened to your home in montgomery, alabama. >> well, the family home was demolished. we found out from a neighbor around the street who called to let us know that the home was being demolished. when i arrived, half of the home
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was gone. >> what did the city tell you? were you out at the store one afternoon and you find out and come home and the city is there demolishing your home? what happened? >> well, on that saturday, i was out putting yard signs out. sunday, my father had cut the grass. monday, i went to check the mail. tuesday, my brother was there. wednesday, we got the call. and the home -- half of the home was just being demolished. we didn't have any notice so right then, i called the city officials to see what was going on. i was told that i had to move myself from off the property even though they were trespassing because we didn't ask them to be there. >> unbelievable. here's what the city of montgomery has to say about it this morning. they responded. the city of montgomery has a policy in place to address blighted properties that threaten the well being of its citizens and deflate the property values of nearby homes that are responsibly maintained in every instance, the city is
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in 100% compliance with state and federal laws. in every instance, the property rights of individuals are protected. the city says, look, we're not violating eminent domain laws because what these properties are are blighted properties and therefore, we have every right. what do you say to the city this morning? >> i'd say that is totally incorrect. when they post on the web site and they have journalists such as jill noland who post pictures that are not accurate, our home had one little minor repair on the porch but the home was on well founded land. it was kept -- the landscape was kept clean and up to date. the taxes were paid. but we have commercial property -- >> not blighted and this is an issue that's happening to other residents of montgomery, alabama. karen, we're sorry to hear this has happened to you. please keep us up to date on other individuals in that area
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>> hello, everybody. it's monday, september 6th, labor day. president obama takes to the microphone to announce his plans to create jobs. but instead of surrounding himself with unemployed americans, he'll be with his union buddies. live report next. >> and democrats voted in, hey, clayton. we got a little look at your head. it was nice. democrats voted full force for health care reform but now some of their political career is on life support while they seem to be changing their tune. is it too little too late? >> now, you. >> and this is more of a trick than a treat. one state, listen to this, is allowing convicted sex offenders
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to hand out candy on halloween. what? would you want your child to knock on their door? we report, you decide. "fox & friends" begins right now. >> you guys do look alike, by the way. a lot of people get you confused. >> we do not look -- >> i know, all the time. we do not look alike. >> it's the handsome quality. people say you're so handsome. i say, i think you're thinking of dave. dave says the same. >> i'm blond number 17 here at fox. so -- >> good to have you in, courtney. you're in for gretchen. i'm in for brian. i guess you're in for steve or we could flip-flop that. >> in for brian. >> is it happy labor day? i don't know, it's not happy for a lot of americans in this country. 9.6% unemployment rate. 14 million americans out of work. we hope you're enjoying your holiday and people are firing up the grills and getting together with family on this holiday. >> absolutely. and the president also heading to wisconsin today for a labor day speech to union workers.
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he's expected to announce new infrastructure spending to get the nation's economy moving once again and kelly wright live in washington this morning with a preview of the big week. hey, kelly. >> hey, right you are, clayton, about what the president is going to unveil today. he'll be on the road most of this week, for example, to discuss the economy. you're excused. he'll travel to two swing states and then hold a news conference on friday. it's all part of his action plan to revive the economy. now, president obama travels to milwaukee today to discuss the economy which is still in a slump and unemployment is hovering at 9.6%. the president is expected to call for renewing and expanding america's roads, rails and runways. the white house says president obama will lay out a bold vision to renew and expand the nation's transportation infrastructure. the initial front loaded investment is projected to cost $50 billion. over the weekend, the president stated his case for making the economy a top priority. >> fighting to build an economy
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that middle class families can afford to send their kids to college, buy a home, save for retirement and achieve some measure of economic security when their working days are done. and over the last two years, that has meant taking on some powerful interests that have been dominating the agenda in washington for far too long. >> white house aides say the president's plan or the president plans to propose a permanent extension of a popular tax credit. that's a break for business research done in the u.s. the president will add that it's paid for by closing other corporate tax breaks. the obama white house is considering an extension of hiring incentives and a payroll tax holiday. >> the economic policies have failed. and we can argue about jobs created, jobs saved. the fact is when they passed the stimulus package, they said unemployment would be a maximum of 8%. it's now 9.6%. enough said. >> the democratic strategy has been and it's going to be discussed in more detail later,
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let's target the tax credits to middle class folks and the small businesses. but especially let's target the tax credits to where they will do the most good, where they will have the most likelihood of increasing economic activity. from those two, you can see how the political fallout is shaping up, battleground for the midterm elections coming up in november. on wednesday, president obama will travel to ohio to deliver a major speech on the economy. critics say in order to turn the economy around, the president will have to do more than just give speeches. white house aides say the president will unveil his new jobs plan on wednesday. back to you. >> thank you, kelly. the president, obviously, hoping to contrast john boehner's speech which was also in cleveland. you saw john mccain there on "fox news sunday" talking about the economy but he talked with chris wallace about immigration. pointing the finger back at the obama administration, clayton, for ignoring violence along the arizona-mexico border. >> saying, in fact, the president should go down there and walk along the border himself because of so much
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violence. this is what john mccain had to say to chris wallace yesterday. take a listen. >> if anybody hasn't seen what's going on south of our border, they have been oblivious to the terrible, terrible struggle that's going on down there. 28,000 mexican citizens being killed. murders taking place just south of our border. the invasions and the insecurity in the southern part of our state, of course, we've got to get our borders secured and anyone who doesn't think so, come to arizona and visit the southern part of my state. i'd love for the president to come and visit the border. unfortunately, he hasn't had time to do so. >> of course, the white house not happy with those comments. i'm sure and they've responded to john mccain in the past saying that they have done, they've sent national guard troops down there, many people say that's well below the number of national guard troops needed to try to curb the violence down there around the border. >> what's interesting is a study that came out, annual flow of illegals is actually 2/3 less than five years ago and that the
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total number of illegals in the u.s. is down 8% from three years ago. >> right, and critics would tout those numbers. those on the left. but again, john mccain, governor jan brewer in arizona not necessarily talking about those overall numbers but the violence. are you ignoring the violence that's going on along the border? that's not just about total number of illegals in this country. those are two -- little different arguments. powerful argument, though, come down, walk the border and walk the walk. it's a powerful image if the president would do that and give him a sense of what's happening down there. >> running for re-election, you have two months and you want the hispanic voters, may not be the best image for the democrats trying to see the president build a wall against the hispanic voters. >> very true. >> also this morning, as we're talking about re-elections, democrats are -- they're back home now and they're trying to mount their campaigns for the next two months to try to actually run on something. and really having a difficult time trying to cobble together a
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plan because the president's plans have not been popular. we talk about health care. we talk about immigration and talk about any host of issues from the white house. and while they may be victories for president obama, they're not popular programs. >> yeah. >> so not a single democrat right now running on the obama care health care right now. not any one of them telling their home constituents, hey, i voted for it and you're going to get health care. >> just so you know, 219 democrats voted in favor of this overall health care reform. none, zero are running ads touting that. i mean, this is amazing. at the time, the democrats touted this as a monumental, historic legislative accomplishment. this was their signature accomplishment. none are bragging about that vote. five of the 34 no votes on the democratic side are now running ads talking about their no votes on health care. it's amazing what has happened in this thing. >> you know, the kaiser family foundation, they did a poll and
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they said that voters actually listed health care as the third most important factor in determining how they will vote. >> yeah, but the health care that they -- that's the thing. they're overwhelmingly, though, not in favor of the obama care plan. if you're a democrat back home in your district, the fourth district in pennsylvania running and people are upset about the town hall meetings yelling at you, last thing you're going to do is say i voted for that bill. shouted right out of there. >> some of the names real quickly. representative glenn nye is running ads touting his no vote and jason altmeyer in particular in pennsylvania, really interesting because he's running ads that said i like that jason altmire, not afraid to stand up to the president and nancy pelosi. that's a person who is saying that in his ad. that's a powerful statement there. you are a democrat saying you will stand up to the president and to the leader, speaker of the house? >> it's 1994 all over again. so in two more years, will we
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see these guys come back on board? it will be interesting to see. >> democratic party officials say they're not really bothered by these ads or taking -- >> sure, they understand they have their political life on the line, yeah. >> here's what's happened overnight and what's going on right now. start with a fox weather alert. while you were sleeping, tropical storm hermine formed in the gulf of mexico. warnings have been issued for the coast of southern texas. forecasters predict it could make landfall early tomorrow morning with winds up to 40 miles per hour. the storm is not expected to develop into a hurricane. it is the eighth named storm of the atlantic hurricane season and another fox news alert for you. at least 17 people killed by a homicide bombing in pakistan. authorities say the bomber blew up a car behind a police station in northwest pakistan. police say four children attending the school are among the dead. the taliban is claiming responsibility. >> the vatican says it may use
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behind-the-scenes diplomacy to try to save the life of an iranian woman sentenced to death for committing adultery. that sentence on hold for now but she still may be executed. her son says she was whipped 99 times yesterday for a photo showing her failing to wear a head scarf. her family and that paper that published the photo say it's not her. encouraging news for the 33 trapped miners in chile. they could be rescued as early as november. >> that's good. >> workers will begin drilling a third wider shaft by september 18th. the men have been stuck 2300 feet below the ground for one month. originally, rescuers didn't think they would be able to reach the men before december but over the weekend, the miners and their families, they were lucky enough to get to talk to each other by video teleconference for the first time. kanye west is apologizing again for spoiling taylor swift's big
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win at last year's mtv music awards and this time, he's saying sorry with the song. the artist tweeted that he wrote a song for swift and hopes she'll perform it. he also says he suffered a tremendous setback to his career in the past year. you think? >> there it is. >> chelsea handler is going to be hosting this year's mtv music awards and she's tried to get them to come back on stage together. >> she wants the -- >> i thought it would be funny if he gets up there at one point and starts speaking and sets it up where she comes up and interrupts him. >> that's a good way to play it. she can laugh it off that way. coming up on the show, members of the left leaning media are launching a sneaky new campaign trying to paint the tea party members as racists. tucker carlson here to explain next. how it works and why american voters should not buy in. >> and ladies, does your man's job make him sexy? what if he was unemployed? why more women are turning to
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>> this might fire you up on labor day, the naacp along with three liberal media web sites have now joined forces to form tea party tracker.org. the goal here is to uncover "racism and extremism" in the tea party movement. is this a charge -- racism politically motivated just in time for these november elections? we're joined this morning by tucker carlson, founder of "the daily caller" and fox news contributor, of course. good to see you, tucker. >> good morning. >> simple question, why are they doing this? >> well, to make the allegation of racism without having to prove it. right? i mean, if these organizations
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which are extensions of the democratic party in effect were to come out and say the tea party is racist, they would be called upon to prove it. ok, you're say they're racist, give them examples. they don't have any examples because the tea party as a group isn't racist and there's not a lot of evidence that it's filled with racists so rather than make the allegation, they say we're just on guard for it. it's the equivalent of saying, look, i'm not saying you're beating your wife but we're going to be watching very carefully to make sure you don't. why would you do ha? there's no evidence i've ever beat my wife. we'll be watching. so ut a sneaky way to make a politically charged allegation that's false. >> here's what the web site says and it's tea party tracker.org. "monitors racism and other forms of extremism within the tea party movement. we call on the tea party to repudiate extremists among their ranks and join in civil dialogue with all americans." is there some political gain by proving that there is racism amongst the tea party? is that what we're headed towards? it has to be towards some end.
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>> of course. and the end is keeping democrats in power. i mean, the naacp which has a noble history stretching back more than 100 years is essentially a shell of its former self. it's merely, again, an extension of the democratic party. it's totally discredited. some would say pathetic. same with mediamatters.org a group that was partly founded by hillary clinton. it's an extension of the democratic party's campaign arm. they are attempting to neutralize the tea party which is, of course, be a huge factor in november's elections. it's not going to work. the irony here is you could argue with the tea party's positions, i mean, you could say look, i disagree with their positions on entitlements, for instance, and debate actual issues. >> actual issues. >> exactly but rather than that, it's casting aspurgeons on the sort of moral quality of the tea party. i believe they're racist. it's ludicrous and i don't think it's going to be effective by
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the way for whatever it's worth. i don't think it's going to move a lot of votes in november for sure. >> the naacp isn't running away from this. our web site will serve as evidence of this ongoing victimi vigilance of extremism within the tea party movement. that word, evidence. is there any evidence? we heard accusations around the health care vote and there was offers to show some evidence from the right. today, show us any evidence of racism of this spitting or whatever that we heard about and there's been none to this point, right? >> look, a hurt dog barks. and this is the same in -- i've covered campaigns since 1992 and in the final moments of every campaign that is going poorly on the democratic side, you hear allegations of racism. it's just a default position on the activists left. if you disagree with me, then almost by definition, you are a racist. if you are unhappy with the policies of a black president, it's because he's black. i mean, look, i think most people have decided these are stupid charges. they amount to nothing. and by the way, the naacp's
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watchdog group, i bet it's three people not even working on it full time. the whole point is to get publicity. a lot of people have looked into this. we've looked into it. the tea party isn't crawling with racists, that's just not true. >> there are plenty of issues to debate in this time as we approach november. thank you for being here. check out tucker on "the daily caller" as well. coming up on the show, should we be taking sex offenders at their word? one town hoping the former felons will avoid handing out candy on halloween because city leaders asked nicely and honor system for sex offenders. we report, you decide. and a late night rescue in the atlantic, dramatic new video as members of the coast guard save seven people including children treading water 25 miles off of the shore. [ male announcer ] let's throw down some style. style that lasts a lifetime.
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>> 22 minutes after the hour on this labor day. time for news by the numbers. first $1 billion with a b. that's how much money the nevada gubernatorial candidate says the state can raise by charging drivers for the right to go 90 miles per hour on the highway. police needless to say don't like the idea. next, 181, the number of chicken wings sonja thomas, a.k.a. the black widow chowed down in 12 minutes at the national buffalo wings festival. that's a new world record and it's delicious. finally, $12.9 million. that's how much george clooney's new thriller "the american" pulled in at the box office to grab the top spot over the holiday weekend. guys? >> see that movie. thanks, dave. >> sex offenders could be giving your children candy this halloween and you wouldn't even know it. the california town of paris
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voted against banning registered sex offenders from participating in halloween and are even allowing them to decorate their house. >> so the question this morning, should sex offenders be allowed to be a part of a children's holiday? we're joined this morning by mark yarborough, paris city councilman and here to explain this decision. welcome to the show and you guys had an opportunity at one point to pass this legislation but the council decided we're not going to pass it, what was the thinking here? >> well, you know, we've -- we already have a zero tolerance, you know, for this -- these type of activities. we've reduced crime already 40% in our community with effective policing, you know, from our sheriff's department and these people already know the fact that we know who they are. we know where they live. and we just simply won't tolerate it. >> so you're giving warnings instead. sending out a letter about halloween night, right? >> basically, it's a
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reinforcement to them. these are conditions of their parole and so, you know, to put an ordinance in place where, you know, these are restrictions on them anyways, all it does is just simply reinforce what they already know. >> but allowing them to decorate their house in a way almost encouraging them to invite children over to their house and we know from all the research in the world that sex offenders never get rehab. they re-enter society and we have so many repeat offenders, why would you allow this? you have the opportunity to ban them like other cities around the country have done, why not take that opportunity and put in force -- enforce a specific ban on halloween? auto awell, because in paris, we look at it a little different. we're not focused on one day a year. we're focused on the whole year with the enforcement that we currently have. we're a community of families, our people know who their neighbors are. >> you know, only one day a year do we encourage kids to go knock on people's doors. that's halloween.
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that's one day a year. >> well, again, like i said, with our police, with our citizens patrol, with our neighborhood watches, we're focused on 24/7 in our community. so, you know, to pass an ordinance like this, you know, our neighbors, we know who our neighbors are. we know where these people are. and, you know, we're keeping an eye on them. they're not welcome in paris and they know it. >> mark, have you heard any reaction from the parents in paris? i mean, ultimately, parents should probably be out trick or treating with their kids anyways for the best protection from sex offenders. >> well, no, absolutely and i have kids and grandchildren and that's always been the policy, the city sponsored an event that's interesting and right across the street from the sheriff's department so again, you know, our focus on family is a priority and you see that throughout the community so that's the feedback you have. you know, we don't have that kind of issue there.
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>> mike yarborough, appreciate you talking to us this morning. thanks. >> in missouri, it's a law that on halloween night, sex offenders have to be quarantined inside their house and post signs on their doors saying they don't have candy. >> i asked the gentleman, we have other city ordinances around the country. why not put this ban in place? more on that story we'll be following as halloween approaches. other stories we're following this morning. unemployment numbers not just a problem in the united states. why creating jobs in iraq is crucial to bringing all our service members home. >> and would you date an unemployed guy? or woman for that matter? wait until you hear why more american women and men are turning to women and men without jobs. >> no better way to celebrate the unofficial last weekend of summer than with a cookout. we're live on the plaza. ♪
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out of work so a lot of people are faced with that very question. >> yeah, these new numbers are pretty surprising. you go out on a date, what do you too? oh, i'm thinking of george costanza on "seinfeld." i'm unemployed and i live with my parents. >> nice to meet you. maybe he's being honest. 60% of women in this new study said they'd give unemployed guys a chance and go out withon a da with them. >> 90% of men would date a woman without a job. that's actually down 22% from 2009. on-line dating site did this survey, by the way. >> look. i think it's just a reality of the times in which we live that you have to consider it and one of the reasons that ladies said they would date an unemployed guy is, hey, more time with their man. he's home, you know, they can spend lots of time together. one of the reasons they said they would not, of course, is the stigma. you know, you go to a party and bring your boyfriend home to the
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parents. what does he do? he's in between jobs right now. >> he's in between jobs. that's one of the questions in this country, we are defined largely by what career we have. that's one of the first things they say. what do you do? i heard a great response one time, try to disassociate yourself from your job. i do a lot. >> oh, really? no, what do you do for a career? that's how we answer that question in this country. >> you know, this survey also asks, should you reveal unemployment right away? 83% of men said yes and 93% of women said yes. >> you got to do it. >> other thing about a man not being away on work like having to do work gatherings or trips is that they're less likely to cheat on you maybe. >> i suppose there could be some truth to that. of course, they've got more time on their hands. let us know what you think about this. would you date someone who is unemployed either sex? friends at foxnews.com. get us all on twitter as well. >> now for the headlines, u.s. troops take part in a huge firefight in baghdad days after the official end of combat
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operations there. at least 12 people were killed. there were no u.s. casualties. fighting happened after militants charged an iraqi military compound where u.s. troops were training forces. under an agreement, u.s. troops can continue to open fire if iraqis ask for their help. high unemployment is not just a problem in the u.s. it's also a problem in iraq where job creation could be the key to stablizing the country. malini wilkes is live in baghdad where more on how the u.s. government is pumping millions into iraq to create jobs. good morning. >> good morning, courtney. the u.s. officials say that the estimated unemployment here is 18%. unofficial estimates are up to 30%. now, there are u.s. programs to encourage banks to lend to small businesses and create jobs. that should sound familiar. this used a state-run economy and part of the goal is to
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unleash the power of the private sector. with temperatures still in the triple digits, demand is high for this man's services. he installs and repairs car air conditioners at his western baghdad shop. he recently expanded his business and added staff after getting a $6,000 loan thanks to the u.s. agency for international development. >> before, there were only two workers. now, i have six workers. i bought more spare parts. >> medium and small businesses and individual entrepreneurs can get the loans through iraqi banks and nonprofit organizations. even a few hundred dollars can make a difference. >> need someone to help him to continue this project or to be anymore. we give him -- >> why spend money creating jobs in iraq when we have our own problems with high unemployment at home? u.s. officials thinks it helps contribute to security. >> this is a critical time in iraq. stability in iraq is part of our
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u.s. government strategic interest in iraq. >> the americans are brothers. they help us. they give us these loans. i will never forget this favor. >> since 2003, u.s. officials say these programs have created 65,000 jobs at a total cost of $80 million. they think that's relatively modest because this is a self-sustaining fund so the $80 million leverages half a billion dollars in loans over that time. the interest rate -- 12% to 18%. u.s. officials say that's what the market charges here and that's how you need to sustain it after we're gone. courtney, back to you. >> interesting. malini wilkes live in baghdad, thank you so much. good to see you this morning. guatemala's president declaring a national day of mourning today after a series of deadly mudslides. at least 3800 people were killed and dozens remain missing. bad weather forced authorities to suspend rescue efforts for fear of another landslide. officials also closed many roads
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for fear that loose hillsides could fall. seven people including three children are safe this morning after the coast guard rescued them from a sinking boat. they were stranded in the water after the coast of charleston, south carolina for almost 20 hours. after their powerboat began taking on water. rescue crews found them clinging to an ice cooler floating about 30 miles off shore. let's toss it over to dave for some sports news. >> thanks, another fantastic finish in college football from one heck of an opening weekend. tulsa visiting east carolina, late fourth quarter. few sections left. watch the hail mary. east carolina down four, no more. dominique davis throws up a prayer into the end zone and it was answered by justin jones. he is a monster. mobbed by teammates 51-49 over the golden hurricane. and it's been a stalemate that lasted seven months but now finally derel reves of the new
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york jets coming back to work on labor day mind you. the new deal reportedly four years and $46 million. $32 million guaranteed. reports of a seven year deal hanging out there. head coach rex ryan along with owner woody johnson flew down to the south florida home to make their best pitch before it begins next week. looking to get back to the super bowl for the first time in 42 years. finally, time for your sports by the numbers. and the number might astound you. 63 years old. that's -- this sunday, winning pitcher seen here. the game is a man spaceman lee. you should know him if you're from the new england region. wasn't some beer filled softball league. it was in the minor leagues. he went 5 1/3 innings. at 63 years old, gave up two runs for the brockton rocks in their victory over the tornadoes. how about bill? pitched for the red sox from
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1969 to 1978. congrats to the spaceman. outside to courtney friel cooking up good stuff for labor day. >> you know, we usually have local chefs here. we have a chef, jim butcher from the aspen skiing company in aspen, colorado. he's got three quick ideas for your labor day barbecue. and these are barbecued chicken thighs which is interesting because people who save a lot of money if they just get this type of meat. >> that's right. absolutely. this is a flavorful piece of chicken. chicken thighs, you can't overcook them really. they can go forever. low and slow is the way to go. so i take a quick little barbecue rub and i just keep this on hand in my pantry. and -- >> spices in there. >> we have some paprika, some brown sugar, a little bit of cayenne, black pepper, salt, cariander so i really go liberal on the seasoning, on these, and as you can see, we go indirect heat. so we have some wood for smoking. i have some cherry.
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we keep this side of the grill on. this side of the grill off. and it takes about 45 minutes to an hour. >> 45 minutes, ok. >> i see some grilled corn. >> exactly. i'll get these moved off. >> you have different flavors for the corn. not just -- >> corn, exactly. what we do is the same deal. we get that directly on the grill. and then that takes about 15 to 20 minutes. beautiful thing about this is once you do it on the grill and you shuck it, all the hairs come off right with it. so it's a super quick, clean way to do corn. >> leave them on on the grill. >> yeah, right on the grill, butter it up. we'll go with some nice salt. fresh herbs. and we'll finish it with some parmesan cheese. >> then it will melt on there, too. >> exactly. >> what about these grilled peaches here? >> so, right, so then we have
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grilled peach salad. we take some fresh arugula and i've taken some pickled red onions and some fresh lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and grill the peaches up and it's a nice addition to kind of round things out here. >> it looks very yummy and healthy and hey, if you guys are in aspen, colorado, go check out the aspen skiing company. >> that's right. >> where you'll find chef jim, executive chef there. thank you. have a nice labor day. send it back inside. >> jim, i will look you up the next time i'm there. that is my state. >> make sure you close the doors. if you want all the meat in place. all right, thanks, guys. a popular video game that lets players pretend they're members of the taliban killing american soldiers. it's already banned on military bases. coming up, the mother who is fighting to take it off the store shelves across the country is back with us. >> then who is responsible for corporate branded stadiums? how about crimped hair? the author of a new book joins
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101 people who screwed things up for the rest of us. did you really write this book because you thought you had a better chance of having a "new york times" bestseller than winning the lottery? >> actually, i did. what are you going to do in today's economy, right? >> so it sounds like you're complaining but you do this in a comical way, right? >> yeah, i basically point the finger, humorously at who is to blame for many of the world's problems. >> so let's go through some of the things that you hate. up there on your list is speedos, why do you hate speedos so much? >> obviously, it's because gross, hairy men wear them at the beach in southern california. we all have to stare or don't stare but we have to be annoyed by seeing it. >> i believe number one on your list is b.p. for the oil spill. >> it's actually not number one on the list but it's definitely high up in the way that they ruined it, of course. actually, i had to change it because originally it was exxon valdez.
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but now b.p. definitely trumped them. >> and you did some research, actually you didn't really even do too much research. i think you never even stepped foot in the library which was nice. you talked about ruined halloween candy. making us fearful of poison and stuff in them. >> exactly. you had somebody on earlier involving halloween people as well. i think that person should make the book, too. but yeah, there's some pretty creepy people who made the book. >> and barbra streisand. >> yes! if you don't already like her, or if you do like her and looking for a reason to hate her, crimped hair. that's all i have to say, crimped hair. >> what's your beef with al gore? >> i'm sorry? >> what's your beef about al gore? >> oh, he -- he told us about global warming. i mean, sometimes you just have to shoot the messenger, right? >> and the inventer of the phone book and plastic packaging. not too happy with them either. right?
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>> yes, of course. talk about being anti-green. i mean, the phone book does not need to be there anymore. we all go on line and look up phone numbers and the plastic bag, i mean, come on, california, we got to get rid of it. got to get rid of it. >> i'm surprised you could only come up with 101 things. there are so many other things you could be annoyed with. how do you get that number. >> it was kind of a basis, you know, like history 101. trust me, there's a lot more than 101 and if this book -- if anybody buys it, i'm sure there will be another 101 in the near future. >> well, matt vincent, author of the book "you ruined it for everyone, 101 people who screwed things up for the rest of us." it's out october 5th. good luck with the book and thanks for coming on "fox & friends" this morning. >> thank you. >> really appreciate it. thank you. >> well, iran may not have a nuclear weapon yet but new information shows they may be putting a bounty on american soldiers' heads by paying the taliban. and it's a video game that lets players pretend they're killing american soldiers. it's now banned on military
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bases but not in living rooms. next, one mother, she's going to tell us about her fight to take this game off store shelves across the country. but first, on this date in history, in 1901, president william mckinley is shot at the pan american expo in buffalo. he would die a week later. and in 1995, cal ripken breaks lou gehrig's record for the most consecutive major league games played and the number one song on this date in 1983, "sweet dreams" by the eurhythmics. we'll be right back after this break. so you think your kids are getting enough vegetables? yeah, maybe not. v8 v-fusion juice gives them a full serving of vegetables plus a full serving of fruit. but it just tastes like fruit. v8. what's your number? stay twice...
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>> the answer to the trivia question of the day is comedian jeff foxworthy and the winner is mary from maryland. am i saying that right?
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i think i am. >> sure. >> i hope so. mary will yell at me if i'm wrong. in the popular video game medal of honor players can take on the role of the taliban and kill american troops. set to hit stores in october but thanks to the efforts of one mom who lost her son in iraq, that game will not be sold at u.s. military bases. we're joined now by that mother, karen meredith. her son was killed in iraq in 2004 and she's made this a personal fight. karen, welcome back to "fox & friends" this morning. since you and i last spoke, of course, this is now the big story being pulled from military bases. do you feel this is a big victory this morning? >> well, i thought it was a small victory when i first heard about it but i guess i didn't realize how far reaching it was and i applaud the general for pulling the game from military bases. and also game stop, too, for going along with that policy. >> yeah and that's a big deal considering when you think about the size of game stop as one of the number one resources where
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people go and pick up this game. i want to read to you a statement, though, from electronic arts, the company behind this video game. jeff brown, he says the criticism of medal of honor is disappointing because i can't think of another interactive game that's gone to such lengths to convey respect for soldiers from the very first day of development, the medal of honor development team has been dedicated to creating an homage to the soldiers that fight the taliban in afghanistan and what jeff is specifically referring to, karen, is of course, they hired a special forces soldiers to walk them through and actually be developers and collaborators on this video game. what do you have to say to jeff this morning? >> well, i'm not quite sure what e.a.'s marketing plan is because when the first noises of this controversy came up, they said, oh, this is just nonsense. and it's just a game. and now they're kind of backpeddling saying oh, we didn't mean to disrespect anybody and we hired special ops people to work with us but they never said that at the beginning so i'm not sure that they've
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figured out what their marketing strategy is yet. >> that's interesting. you know, after we spoke a few weeks ago, you and i here on "fox & friends", we got a number of e-mails from folks both on your side and some actual veterans who wrote us said, you know what? it's cathartic for us as soldiers who are returning from military campaigns. it's cathartic for us to play games like this and it's our right as americans to play it. those were veterans who wrote us here at fox. what do you have to say to them this morning? >> well, i said last time, i believe in the first amendment, freedom of speech and a lot of the e-mails that i've gotten have told me that my son went to iraq so that that they could play video games meaning fighting for their freedom of speech and i think that's a little bit shortsighted. i just think right now, this is a game that is -- the timing is off. the -- and i've heard from military members on both sides
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as well, too. so i just think that e.a. needs to figure out what they're gonna do and understand that most people in this country are not dealing with any part of the war while there's a certain amount of us and 1% of us, the military and their families have are having to deal with the cost of war. >> you're saying, you know, the timing is off referring, of course, to one of the deadliest months in afghanistan. finally, what would your son have to say about this battle right now? >> he wouldn't be surprised. we -- i'm not afraid to speak out. if i don't -- if i didn't say anything, then electronic arts would say, you know, everything is ok. we're on the right track. but i've always believed that if you don't like something, that you should tell people. and i also want to let people know that the military didn't call me to ask for my permission to pull this game.
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they're quite capable of doing it on their own. so i don't have any speed dial. >> well, he fought and died for your ability to speak your mind in this country as well, karen. happy labor day. thank you for joining us this morning. >> thank you so much.
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>> are you ready for the third hour of "fox & friends"? good morning, everybody. it's monday, september 6th, no day off for president obama on this labor day. he's heading to the middle of the country to promote his latest job creation plan. but why is he meeting with big unions instead of unemployed americans? we'll have a live report next. >> and iran may not have a nuclear weapon yet but new information shows it may be putting a bounty on american soldiers' heads by paying the taliban. and it's one of the biggest issues plaguing our nation right now, securing the border. now senator john mccain calling out the president accusing him of ignoring the issue.
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"fox & friends" begins right now. >> happy labor day, everyone. we hope you are enjoying the rest of this beautiful weekend here. most of the country enjoying a beautiful labor day weekend. not too much rain and weather to worry about. i'm clayton morris. dave briggs, courtney friel all in this morning for steve, gretchen and brian who are enjoying their labor day. >> in honor of the holiday, we are working. >> and we are starting it with the president. he is heading to milwaukee on this labor day. speaking to union workers specifically about his latest job creation plan. kelly wright live at the white house with the preview. good morning to you, sir. >> good morning to you as well. without being -- understating it, it's a tough economy out there. you can just look around and see that people have lost their jobs, that the president wants to do something about that so be on the road most of this week traveling to milwaukee, then later to cleveland and on
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friday, hold a news conference about the economy. he wants to get tough on it. he wants to do something to enact a better economy for all americans and going on today talking about his first trip to milwaukee on this labor day, there, aides say the president will call for renewing and expanding america's roads, railways and runways, the white house says president obama will lay out a bold vision to renew and expand the nation's transportation infrastructure. the initial front loaded investment is projected to cost $50 billion over the weekend. the president pressed his case for making the economy his top priority. >> we're fighting to build a economy where middle class americans with afford to send their kids to college, buy a home, save for retirement and achieve some economic security when their working days are done. over the last for years, that's meant taking on some powerful interests who have been dominating the agenda in washington for far too long. >> now, white house aides say the president will propose a permanent extension of a popular tax credit. that's a break for business
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research done in the u.s. aides say it will be paid for by closing other corporate tax breaks. also, under consideration by the obama administration is an extension of hiring incentives and a payroll tax holiday. reaction to the president's proposal already appears to be politically divided. >> the economic policies have failed. and we can argue about jobs created, jobs saved. the fact is when they passed the stimulus package, they said unemployment would be a maximum of 8%. it's now 9.6%. enough said. >> democratic strategy has been and it's going to be discussed in more detail later, let's target the tax credits to middle class folks and small businesses but especially let's target the tax credits where they'll do the most good and have the most likelihood of increasing economic activity. >> and president obama has proposed making the r&d tax credit permanent before in his budget plan earlier this year, there's plenty of bipartisan support for the $100 billion
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idea. supporters say the tax credit creates high wage american jobs. the challenge now is how to pay for it. and again, on wednesday, the president will travel to cleveland. there, he'll unveil his plan. you recall a week ago here at the white house in the rose garden, the president had chided republicans for holding hostage bill on capitol hill that is $500 or more billion going into the economy. president wants to see that get done. back to you. >> kelly, live for us at the white house this morning ahead of the president's big weekend. it's labor day, of course. let's look at some of the facts is y surrounding this. there's a lot of misinformation about job numbers and unemployment. let's give you the straight facts this morning and here next to dave's head is exactly how many people are unemployed. you'll notice there that 10% are nearly unemployed. that's 9.6%. up to 10% unemployed across this country right now. >> nearly 20% have given up looking for a job completely.
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and in talking about the rate, the amount of people that are employed including working freelance. that was up 15%. >> some call that the underutilization, factors in people that are not just unemployed but those who have freelance jobs and those who want more work, part-time workers and that number grew larger than the unemployment number overall so very concerning number is that u-6. >> it's like the slugging percentage in baseball. in many ways, it could be like the more important number. >> takes everything into account. how many times they get on base, are they actually working or not? let's check some manufacturing numbers this morning also. 11.7 million working in manufacturing right now. that's down from 17.3 million a decade ago. lowest since april of 1941. at that point. >> and, you know, out of the workers that are working, 1.2 million are supposedly discouraged with their work and that's up 800,000 from last year. >> and finally more in the
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hospitality industries than the manufacturing. so not a happy labor day for many millions of americans today. clearly, in the economy it's the main issue as we go into these november midterms but immigration is also a key issue for the voters and john mccain was talking about immigration and how it's developing and how we approach that coming into november. he says the obama administration is not doing enough to protect arizona and to reduce violence along the border. here is the senator on "fox news sunday" with chris wallace. >> anybody doesn't -- hasn't seen what's going on south of our border, they have been oblivious to the terrible, terrible struggle that's going on down there. 28,000 mexican citizens being killed. murders taking place just south of our border. the invasions and the insecurity in the southern part of our state, of course, we've got to get our borders secured and anybody who doesn't think so, come to arizona and visit
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the southern part of my state. i'd love for the president to come and visit the border. unfortunately, he hasn't seen -- had time to do so. >> john mccain hitting that home. specifically focused on the violence, courtney, you pointed out earlier in the show, a pugh research poll out this morning. you can read more about those numbers on foxnews.com and shows that actually illegal immigration into the country has dropped over the past five years. down 2/3 than the levels, 2/3 from what it was five years ago. what mccain and governor brewer are specifically highlighting and talking about is the amount of drug violence pouring over the borders. when people are being killed, it certainly highlights and heightens the problem along the border. >> he wants president obama to go down there and check it out for himself and he said he hasn't had enough time. >> asking about that controversial 2006 vote where he voted some say in favor of amnesty, senator mccain was clear that the battle has changed, the immigration issue has changed enormously since he last cast that vote in 2006 and an entirely different debate says the senator.
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>> let's talk about iran this morning. some shocking news coming out if you were busy with barbecues this weekend, might not have been paying attention to what's happening in iran. we now learned that iran has been funneling money through corporations and different groups into the taliban in afghanistan. what does that mean? that means that iran is helping in some parts to fund the taliban the very same taliban killing american soldiers. we spoke to cliff may earlier this morning, he's the president for the foundation for defensive democracies and we asked him why, why would iran be doing that? >> the iranians set up a company in afghanistan, some of the foreign aid goes to those companies to help for reconstruction efforts. the profits they make go to the taliban. the taliban uses that money to kill americans. so we now know for sure that we have iran, again collaborating with the taliban and by interference, al-qaida, what does that mean if and when iran gets nuclear weapons? the common goal of iran, the taliban and al-qaida is to
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defeat america. it's time to stop talking about overseas contingency operations and realize we have a very real war against a number of enemies. >> frightening. >> terrifying story and the numbers get worse. there you see taliban militants get $233 a month for salary. they receive $1,000 bonus for killing a u.s. soldier. they receive $6,000 for bombing a u.s. military vehicle and here's the problem, folks, that money is more than they make as an afghan soldier. that's more money they make as an afghan police officer so, there by motivation to take up arms. some of that money is coming not directly but indirectly from the united states. >> yeah, that's the most shocking part. >> and not knowingly, needless to say, not knowingly but it is funneled and there is issues with afghan banks and how this money is getting through to the taliban, eventually, something has to be done about this but what? >> that's the question considering the united states has been looking at all these different groups and you need the reconstruction money so once they actually go in and start
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building things, can you keep an eye on every dollar, where it gets funneled to tribal elders. >> i got some other headlines for you this morning. we begin with the fox news alert. at least 17 people have been killed in a homicide bombing in pakistan. authorities say the bomber blew up a car i understand hadbehindn in northwest afghanistan. four children attending school are among the dead. taliban is claiming responsibility. fox weather alert for you. while you were sleeping, tropical storm hermine formed in the gulf of mexico. forecasters say the storm is gaining strength as warnings are issued for the coast of southern texas. forecasters predict it could make landfall early tomorrow morning. the storm is not expected to develop into a hurricane and it's the eighth named storm of the atlantic hurricane season. north korean leader may be ready to step down. rumors say he seems ready to officially put his youngest son in power. the ruling communist party is
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currently going to hold its biggest meeting in 30 years. some say it will be a turning point in north korea's history. sarah palin's temporary neighbor joe mcguiness is packing his bags. he'll soon leave his home to write a book on sarah palin. they put up an eight foot fence but couldn't see into their property. despite moving next doors, spying was never part of the research anyways. >> i'm sure she's throwing a going away party. >> you've seen nutritional party posted in restaurants, now middle schools are adopting the trend. one school district in maryland posting nutritional information at cafeterias to help students make healthier food choices. the house is expected to approve a bill this fall that increases federal spending on school food and tightens limits on fat and
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sodium content. >> good. >> those are your headlines today. that's a good idea. >> i wouldn't have eaten at my school, we had the cheese dream which was like a half a bun covered in cheese. if i would have seen that was 1,000 calories, i wouldn't have eaten it. >> at that age, you don't care. pack on the calories when i was 16. >> you were a calorie burning machine. >> coming up on the show, deputies diving into the fire. how they saved a trapped driver's life when his car burst into flames. >> and parents, forget old fashioned punishments like taking away the tv or the car keys. that was my punishment as a high school student. instead, try digital punishment. why grounding kids from facebook might be more effective. we'll be right back.
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>> become back. president obama will be surrounded by union members when he delivers his big economic speech in milwaukee later today. with the private sector and small businesses hurting so badly, why he speaking at a union hosted event? we're joined by bret mcmahan this morning, vice president of miller and long construction and co-founder of halttheassault.com, aimed at halting the assault on small businesses. we want to get to the unions in a moment but as a businessman, what do you want to hear from the president on this labor day? >> we'd like to hear him do something about eliminating the uncertainty in this economy like extending the tax cuts and actually lowering tax rates across the border would be nice. something about taking all the strings off all the legislation that they claim will help us so much. everything has all kinds of
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little conditions, things like that. we need a little kind of truth in advertising, perhaps. you know, we're -- something that's called a small business act actually is just that, perhaps, and get rid of some of this looming legislation like the employee forced choice act, known as card check and the like. that's kind of like what we'd like to see, i think. >> because that card check legislation, you feel it hurts small businesses. how do you feel about the relationship between the obama administration and organized labor? he is, as we mentioned, giving this speech in conjunction with one of this country's largest unions. how does that make you feel as a small business owner? >> you know, i don't think the president has actually visited a nonunion company or work site at least that we're aware of. i mean, it's pretty clear from both the symbolism and his actions that he is absolutely committed to furthering organized labor's goals which, you know, really were the same thing as small businesses'
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goals. >> i would be curious to see the unemployment rate among union members. my guess is it's probably a lot lower than the 9.6% that the rest of america faces. but when you look at this, the president is going to try to paint the republicans as holding this thing up, as voting no on everything. and small business bill as he's calling it that's in the house and senate right now that has $30 billion going to community banks and some tax breaks in there, how do you feel about the efforts his administration is currently making? >> well, you know, things that shouldn't also be in there or changes in the retirement system for government workers. i mean, i don't understand that. things about the way medicare or medicaid handles medical records. i moean, what does that have to do with us? we keep getting from the folks the desire to take advantage of every opportunity as we've heard the chief of staff say. and so every time they get a
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chance to make it sound like it's one thing, it turns out it may be that plus a few other things and, you know, if we get into these r&d tax credits, are they going to be across the board or are they for r&d that the administration would like to see furthered like, you know, green stuff or is it just things across the board? that's what we'd like to see. >> right. bret miller, the v.p. of miller & long construction and co-founder of halt the assault. we appreciate it, sir. >> thank you very much. >> coming up on the show, intense heat and intense courage. coming up, the deputies being hailed as heroes for diving into a burning car to rescue a trapped driver. wow! and is it a secret royal wedding in the works? our own amy kellogg live in london to address the rumors when we come back including a possible wedding date for the prince. ♪
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>> all right. welcome back here to "fox & friends" this morning. a couple of quick headlines now for you. steven slater, jet blue's famous ex-flight attendant now insists he wasn't fired but actually quit his job. jet blue confirms he's no longer with the company. slater made headlines after deploying a plane's emergency slide, grabbing a few beers and leaving in quite a weird fashion. the 33 trapped miners in chile could be rescued now as early as november. it was christmastime, you'll remember. according to officials, workers will begin drilling a third, wider shaft in about two weeks. the men have been stuck 2300 feet below ground for a month. that's a quick look at the headlines. >> is a role wedding in the works in england? will prince william marry the girl he's been dating for seven years now? >> kate middleton, yep.
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the answer to these questions can only be found in london and that's where our own amy kellogg joins us this morning live at buckingham palace. so amy, when is this rumored wedding supposed to take place? >> hi, guys. i'm no oracle, i don't want to let you down. it's interesting to point out one of the leading bookies in london has stopped taking bets on the europe wedding because basically all the money is on 2011. if it doesn't happen in 2011, royal experts are saying it won't happen until 2013. this is assuming it will happen. that is the assumption everyone is working on. 2012 is a very busy year here. you have the queen's diamond jubilee and you've got the olympics. so there would be a lot of competition for high profile events. anyway, the leading booky is no longer taking bets on the year. people are betting on the month in 2011, the royal wedding would
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possibly be in and also, interestingly enough, honeymoon destinations, among those on the roster, at the betting places, disney world. back to you guys. >> no! >> i can see -- well, it's interesting. you know, amy, we had, of course, a little bit of a role wedding of our own here recently, chelsea clinton getting married. so we know what that one looked like up there in rhinebeck, new york. what would a royal wedding look like these days? >> it's a hard call because i've spoken to lots of experts and there are competing ideas about what it would look like. most people are thinking it would happen at st. george's chapel at windsor castle which would be a lot less accessible to the media so it would be a letdown to all of us who want to watch all the pomp and ceremony. but the thought it they would like something more private. of course, there's a painful legacy for prince william remembering all of the media interest and the media always chasing his late mother. also, a marriage which happened very publicly and very beautifully at st. paul's cathedral that ultimately didn't
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work out. there's a lot of speculation that probably it would be more low key because of recessionary times if it happens soon but in terms of the caterers, the dress, all of that is being debated and i think you may have seen some footage of one of the sort of glossy magazines here that has started choosing dresses for kate middleton. >> whole cottage industry. >> thank you so much. can you imagine, i mean, if you think we gave too much attention to the clintons, chelsea clinton wedding, it's 100 times that over there in terms of the interest in that pending wedding. >> and having covered the chelsea clinton wedding where there was so few details for us to report on. literally got made fun of by jon stewart for standing outside the town. i hope that amy, i'm sure she'll be covering this will be more to work with and they'll give the press some details about the dresses. >> apparently. here on the show by most standards the president's plan to beef up home sales fell flat but now wants to give it another go around. are americans in for more wasteful spending? we report, you decide.
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>> and parents, forget old-fashioned punishments like saying you're grounded. instead of taking away the car keys and the like, try facebook. why digital punishment may be more effective. >> we're celebrating the final days of summer with a cookout on the plaza. chef jonathan will join us live next. ooo
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>> shot of the morning this morning, under the sea. the latest vacation destination for people with extra cash. this would be awesome. places like this underwater restaurant is ysurrounded by gl in the indian ocean are gaining popularity. look at that. you get your own underwater craft and then there's an underwater open sub from sir richard branson. it will cost you 25 grand a week to rent that. >> check this out. underwater sculpture park off the park of grenada. >> that's one of the guys that didn't make it. >> he was in the underwater sub. he paid too much. >> all right, fans. how do you bust your kids today? how do you punish them? it's not like it was 10 to 15 years ago when you simply said you're grounded and they were devastated. now you have to do more things and be more creative. digital grounding is apparently
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the new front for parents. take away their cell phone, keep them off line and disconnected from their friends. >> it's amazing as kids, i was miserable when i wasn't allowed to go out and play. look out the window and my friends were playing basketball. to think i was inside playing video games all the time. i was out playing basketball with my friends. >> now it would be -- >> now, it's so much more -- >> now would be -- >> i have to stay inside. perfect. >> listen to joe. joe wrote us and said i punished my kids when it came to grades or being disrespectful by taking away cell phones, computers. they only really seem to respond to good old-fashioned punishment, school, homework, home and in your room. you can't leave your room. >> glad he didn't say the kitchen sfopoon. >> my mom used to chase me around with the wooden spoon. i think i only got one slap. >> here's what chris from texas says. i have removed all cell and internet privileges from my 16-year-old daughter. she hates it like poison!
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sounds like an effective punishment there, chris. >> here's a tweet from margie, i grounded my 13-year-old daughter from her computer and cell phone for a week and her friends came over wanting to see why. >> exactly. they're like, has your daughter -- what's happened to her? they actually come over physically. sandra jones on twitter say digital grounding, we call it ammish grounding. you can laugh about that because the ammish aren't watching this morning. >> that's an interesting analogy. fisher, amy says digitally grounding works in this day and age. more parents need to be involved. kids shouldn't be on facebook unless they're friends with their parents and we're finding that, folks, most surveys say a lot of parents of these teenagers are involved in the facebook. they need the password and have to be friends with their kids as well. >> the whole point of grounding is to be a better kid. you're supposed to learn from your mistakes. >> we hope they are. >> or feel -- >> and keep yourself from privileges. >> and you break the wooden spoon. what else is happening?
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>> here's what's happened overnight if you're just waking up. u.s. troops engaged in a major firefight in baghdad days after the official end of u.s. combat operations there. at least 12 people were killed when militants stormed the building and opened fire. there were no u.s. casualties, however. under an agreement, the u.s. forces can still open fire if iraqis call for their help. mexican authorities hope a third survivor of a massacre that left 72 people dead in mexico could help in the investigation of the crime. officials say the victim may help identify those who carried out the attack. the group of central and south american migrants were allegedly abducted and held at a ranch in a mexican border town. they are investigating whether members of the cartel were responsible for the death. seven people including three children are safe this morning after the coast guard rescued them from a sinking boat. they were stranded in the water off the coast of charleston, south carolina. for almost 20 hours. rescue crews found them clinging
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to an ice cooler floating about 30 miles off shore. and dramatic video from georgia, take a look at this. a car explodes into a fireball and three sheriff's deputies put their lives on the line diving into the flames to get the driver out. it happened on interstate 75 north of atlanta. the deputies had to bust windows out from the passenger's side to pull the victim free. he has some burns but should be ok. now, it's time to go to dave for sports news. >> thank you. it is good news for all you jet fans out there. bad news, though for the rest of the afc including those patriots. news this morning that derel reves of the new york jets coming back to work on labor day. new deal, four years, $46 million, a reported $32 million guaranteed. the holdout came after head coach rex ryan along with owner woody johnson flew down to his south florida home to make their best pitch. sounds like the bret favre saga before the season begins. next week, the jets looking to get back to the super bowl for
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the first time in 42 years this coming season. another great finish in college football. what has been an amazing opening weekend. we take you to east carolina, taking on tulsa late fourth quarter, just a few seconds left. east carolina, down four. dominique davis would just throw it up. when i was a kid, they called it a 500! hail mary now and it's caught by justin jones. big old dude. he's mobbed by his teammates and they take out the golden hurricanes 51-49. we got a preview of them in "back to the future 2". thanks to nike, the future is almost now when it comes to your feet. all right. >> classic. that's the deal. shoes that tie themselves according to nike's patent
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application, shoes will have a set of straps that can be automatically opened and closed simply by the touch of a button near the heel. no word on when they'll be available to the public. i think it's cool, clayton, and courtney but it's a little lazy, isn't it? how hard is it to tie our shoes? >> are you kidding me? i'm still waiting for the hover board. i love the shoes that tie themselves and i want the back to the future two hover board. >> i bet you've been waiting for that. >> these folks are with me. they know what i'm talking about. >> hey, dave. look at all this food. we're talking festive side dishes for your labor day barbecue today with jonathan leva, the chef at 10 downing street in the west village. what are you cooking for us? >> we're cooking very great festive labor day side dishes. very simple, market chef. just ingredients that, you know, you can find at any simple local grocery store or at your local farmers market. >> you want to be healthy but it tastes good, too. >> this is actually broccoli,
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broccoli in the same broccoli family. >> you can say why you don't like vegetables. >> it has simple garlic, shallots, fresh lemon zest and fresh lemon juice also and some chili flakes. this is very simple and fresh. >> did you saute that or soak it? >> saute it in some good olive oil, black peppers and salt, that's it. >> you can put these on the grill. >> absolutely, yes. these are all sauteed but you can grill them. you can roast them and you can make into cooking a lot simpler. >> what is this? >> this is called hen on the wooden mushroom. as you can see these mushrooms grow in clusters like that. they almost -- >> can you get those in any grocery stores? >> definitely at whole foods. any local -- >> now, the question, because when you cook a lot of vegetables a lot of people overcook vegetables and all the nutrients go out of it. it's almost worthless. how long do you want to cook these vegetables? >> no more than two to three minutes, just until you start seeing them almost like getting
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nice, beautiful color. like brown color like this. you can see that. you can install to retain some crispiness and crunchiness in vegetabl vegetables. >> when you go to a labor day barbecue, you have your chicken and burgers and everything. are these good compliments to those dishes? >> absolutely. anything with a nice grilled steak or pork chop or some, you know, grilled burgers, this will all go great and there's always vegetarians in the house always. >> these are good things to bring to barbecues. >> exactly. exa exactly. they're great. >> what's in the squash here? >> in the squash is some really -- this is heirloom green and yellow squash. >> ok. >> some little cherry tomatoes, garlic and to finish off, some mint coarse and some garlic. >> do you have a fork over there or a spoon? >> i have a spoon right there. ultimate test is to -- >> i'm going to actually plate this one there. >> put that one in there. ultimate test is to have one of our viewers try this. are you ready for that? prepared, chef? >> yes. >> are you -- >> a little seasoning. >> there you go. >> this is smell-a-vision.
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i hope you have it at home. who wants to try? all right. >> who is hungry? here's the test. give it a bite. >> and the mushrooms now. >> wow. >> giving you the thumbs up there. you can check out all the recipes on our web site at foxnews.com. >> not an official thumbs up until i try it, clayton. you know that. coming up, by most standards, the president's first plan to help struggling homeowners failed. but now, he wants to give it another try. but will this just be more wasteful spending? we report, you decide next. and it's one of those first examples of capitalism. kids are exposed to lemonade stand. we'll tell you why one mom says it's the key to teaching kids a whole lot of lessons about their future.
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and a delicious honey almond crunch. new total plus omega-3. >> fox news alert. we're getting new details on the president's $50 billion announcement to boost the economy. scheduled to take place just a couple of hours from now. we told you earlier, the president's plans to use that money to rebuild our nation's roads and railways. now, a white house sources claims he wants to pay for it by eliminating tax breaks for oil and gas companies. the president's speech happening in milwaukee in front of a group of union leaders and workers. and this, we're also finding out about this morning. a new white house plan to help homeowners. the obama administration has previously tried to curb the massive amount of foreclosures crippling the country with a modification plan. that plan is looked at as a failure. >> so is it right to try again?
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short refinance plan scheduled to launch tomorrow. joining us now is anthony sanders, professor of real estate finance at george mason university. good morning to you, sir. >> good morning. >> i saw an interesting quote from you today in "the new york times" about what we should or shouldn't do for the real estate industry. "if we keep trying to stimulate the market, that's the definition of insanity." do you mean to imply that we should do absolutely nothing and let things play out? >> absolutely. the banks, if they want to go through and modify loans have the power and have the capital to do so. the government steps in and tries to do it and they fail every time because they inherently don't understand the problem or don't want to do what it takes. >> well, they don't want to do what it takes and a lot of homeowners say we got into this mess because the government was pushing a lot of these balloon mortgages that were set to, you know, expire after five years. they were going to explode after five years. we got no, you know, no money
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down on some of these homes and now we're completely underwater in our home. what should we do? partly the government's fault, they say. >> well, i would go further. i would say it's a lot the government's fault. they pumped over $5 trillion in the housing finance system since 2000 creating a big bubble. the bubble burst, now the government wants to come back and try to fix it again. my point in "the new york times" quote was the government messes everything up it touches. why don't they just withdraw for a while and let the markets return to normal? >> now, the last plan, we have some startling numbers, i think, on how ineffective it was. 1.3 million people initially in this program. over 600,000 people dropped out of the program. experts say 60% would eventually default anyway. so as we move forward to the plan that will be announced tomorrow, why do you fail this loan modification plan, if you will, will fail?
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>> well, as the same problems hamp 1 has. the new program won't. number one, it's -- the banks are still required to write the loan down. write the principal down. two, you still have to have the second lien holder basically wave their hands and say we're not gonna stand in the way. that's been a problem in the past. and thirdly, and depending whether it's hamp 2 or the new program, they both suffer from the same problem. they're not targeting a big enough audience. the new one they're talking about, there's 11 million homes underwater. they're only targeting 500,000 to 1.5 million. so it's almost about less than 10% of the -- of the housing available. >> well, it's an unbelievable number. sitting here scratching our heads this morning. 11 million homes underwater, you know, and it's a ridiculous problem in this country so what should the administration do to try to get things back on a
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right course for the housing market in the united states? is there anything they can do? >> the best thing they can do right now is get unemployment down. and the only way to do that is going through tax cuts and government spending cuts. otherwise, we're just gonna keep putting band-aids on a tumor and we're never going to get out of this. >> anthony sanders from george mason university. appreciate your time this morning. >> unbelievable. >> thank you very much. coming up on the show, one of the first examples of capitalism, kids are exposed to. a lemonade stand. and our next guest, a mother who says that lessons learned on those hot summer days are the keys to your child's success. jamie johnson is here with us next. >> but first, we're checking in with mr. hemmer for what's coming up at the top of the hour. >> happy labor day to you. i passed a lemonade stand over the weekend much i was such in a hurry, i could not stop and buy lemonade and i feel guilty about it to this day. >> should. >> i'll be watching and listening for that next segment. how are you guys doing? not a single lawmaker who voted
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for health care reform is running an ad bragging about the vote. why is that? strong criticism from the left saying president obama has no vision. we'll debate whether or not that is a fair comment. and as we start a new season today, a new warning about a strain of flu you need to know about for you and your kids. coming up in 11 minutes on "america's newsroom." we'll see you then. e's most com. like what you get from centrum ultra men's. the most completeultivitamin for men. it has antioxidants to help support your immunity and nutrients like vitamin d for your colon. centrum ultra men's. ♪ ♪ oh, do it ♪ oh, do it [ female announcer ] coffee is like life.
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>> welcome back. it's one of the first examples of capitalism, kids getting their own lemonade stand. i know i'm going to have to do this today now. but it can also teach them a lot about our government as well. >> jamie johnson is here. she's the author of the book "don't take my democrlemonade s an american philosophy." she's also the mom of four kids.
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we got a chance to spend about 20 minutes together on foxnews.com to do an interview. you're great. i love the book. why the analogy to a lemonade stand? >> well, lemonade stand first and foremost is a metaphor for free market capitalism and most of us recognize that capitalism promotes jobs, creates wealth that's needed for our military and our safety net. but what capitalism really is that people have forgotten is it's truly social justice. through history of man kind, man has been born into a hole of poverty and despair and there's no way to climb out of that hole. from our founders over 200 years ago gave us a way out and gave us a ladder to climb out of that hole. that is capitalism and it's up to us how high and how far we would like to climb. >> when those kids then say, all right, we'll find the best location, we're going to find how high we want to climb. even steve forbes says if kids had read this book a generation ago, we wouldn't be in the mess we're in today. he's highlighting five specific
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points you point out in your book. that take us through some of the points. so take us through some of the big points you make in the book. >> i have 11 principles that apply that come from our american founding and one of them is fiscal responsibility. and there's five rules if our politicians would have learned these lessons when they had a lemonade stand, we would not be in the mess we're in today. don't spend more than you make. don't borrow more than you can repay. >> don't tax achievements too much. plan and save for a rainy day. >> could add a sixth one. >> what's number six? >> don't limit risk taking for innovators and risk takers won't stop risking and taking and making innovative products. >> perhaps that research and development tax credit will help spur some of that. when is it time to start doing this with your children? at what age do you start teaching them the lessons of fiscal responsibility. >> with the internet and all the stuff out there on tv's, the sooner the better.
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>> age 4, age 5? >> you have four kids, don't you? >> yes, i do. i have four sons. >> plus she has three stepsons. >> i have seven boys and i'm the youngest of nine. >> when do they start? do they come out at 2 years old. >> dave has to figure out when he has to start doing all this. >> as soon as they can learn to count money and realize that customer is king. >> we want to point out, you're not complaining in the book. you're not just complaining. you're offering suggestions. >> yeah, what i'm trying to do is get parents to facilitate the talking points of -- between their children and their kids so they can help learn what works from what really sounds good and i do that through six parables. other questions kids ask. my son asked me who do you know who vote to? i answered him, whoever gives the government less money. the dreaded follow up is why? i stuttered. my book was more than the answer to the question. i wanted to protect our opportunity of freedoms for our kids so they could live a better life than we did. their american dream.
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>> it is the basic example of capitalism in this country, the lemonade stand. jamie johnson, the book is "don't take my lemonade stand, an american philosophy." go out and pick it up and start reading it to your kids. thanks so much for joining us this morning. >> thank you so much for having me. >> do we drink the lemonade? >> yeah. please. >> cheers to our children's future. >> there you go. >> freeloaders. you guys didn't pay for that. >> can i borrow $0.50? [ lisa ] my nams lisa, and i smoked for 29 years. the one thing about smoking -- is it dominates your life, and it dominated mine. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. ♪ it was very interesting that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] chantix is a non-nicotine pill
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